From the desert in North Yemen

Endemic to the desert in North Yemen is the Euphorbia achmat but it grows very prosperous in our garden here in South Africa. This is a natural variegated specie with one of the 4 lobes on one side green and the leafs are half green and half yellowish. The non-variegated original specie is yellowish with pale green stripes.

In Black & White the image looks better than in full color.

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Looking into details of plants stimulates my imagination. This (in Color and Black & White) is a tiny leaf with thorns of an ‘Euphorbia akmat’ from North Yemen; one of the succulent plants in our collection. Bottom picture is the plant itself which, after one and a half year on its new spot, is starting to grow fast. It can become 6 to 7 meters high.

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